Game On! Live Sports Thread 6/22/13

Who Will Take a 3-2 Cup Finals Lead? [Saturday Live Sports Thread]

6/22/13 in NHL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 6/22/13Good morning. Summer has started, and while that usually means baseball, the Stanley Cup Finals continue to deserve our attention.  The first four games have been amazing. It’s even gotten me to watch, which I wasn’t planning on due to my antipathy for the two teams. Game 5 is tonight in Chicago, and at this point, it’s anybody’s guess who will win and take a 3-2 series lead.

It’s also a huge weekend for baseball. There’s a rematch of the 2011 World Series, two big intradivision battles in the AL East, and more. Turning to autos, today starts the greatest sports car race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. There’s also NASCAR, soccer, golf, and much more.

Here is today’s sports schedule, all times eastern and pm unless indicated. My personal picks for the day are in bold. Remember that you can wager Q bucks on many of these events at the GameCenter.

NHL:

8:00 – Stanley Cup Finals Game 5: Boston at Chicago – NBC
Series Tied 2-2
 
MLB:
 
12:05 – Rockies (Chacin) at Nationals (Haren)
1:05 – Rays (Colome) at Yankees (Sabathia)
1:07 – Orioles (Gonzalez) at Blue Jays (Wang)
2:10 – White Sox (Quintana) at Royals (Davis)
4:05 – Astros (Norris) at Cubs (Wood)
4:05 – Mets (Gee) at Phillies (Pettibone)
4:05 – Marlins (Turner) at Giants (Zito)
4:10 – Braves (Hudson) at Brewers (Hand)
7:15 – Twins (Walters) at Indians (Kluber) - FOX
7:15 – Red Sox (Webster) at Tigers (Scherzer) - FOX
7:15 – Rangers (Perez) at Cardinals (Miller) – FOX
7:15 – Dodgers (Greinke) at Padres (Volquez) – FOX (Note: All Dodgers games are personal picks as long as Yasiel Puig stays hot.)
7:15 – Reds (Leake) at Diamondbacks (Corbin) – FOX
10:05 – Pirates (Liriano) at Angels (Williams)
10:10 – Athletics (Straily) at Mariners (Harang)
 
Soccer:
 
In progress – FIFA U-20 World Cup: Mexico vs. Greece – ESPN
2:30 – Confederations Cup: Italy vs. Brazil – ESPN
2:30 – Confederations Cup: Japan vs. Mexico – ESPNNEWS
7:00 – MLS: DC United vs. San Jose
8:00 – MLS: Columbus vs. Chicago
8:30 – MLS: FC Dallas vs. Kansas City
9:00 – MLS: Houston vs. Toronto FC
9:30 – MLS: Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle
 
Racing:

In progress – 24 Hours of Le Mans - SPEED
5:00 – NASCAR Nationwide Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America – ESPN (Why? Three reasons: 1.) That name is hilarious, 2.) Road America is the best road course in America, and 3.) the disparity of road course racing skill among the participants makes it entertaining.)
8:00 – NHRA Auto Plus New England Nationals Qualifying – ESPN2

Golf:
 
3:00 – PGA Travelers Championship – CBS
 
Boxing:
 
9:00 – Paul Malignaggi vs. Adrien Broner (WBA welterweight title) – Showtime
 
For me, it’s pretty much a racing and baseball day until the hockey game. Q it up here throughout the day with whatever you’re watching.
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6/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The 24 Hours continues, and Patrick Dempsey is about to get into his car. This isn't just a joyride though, because his car is currently leading the GTE Am class.

6/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I need to go out for a run, but the Orioles just tied it in the 8th. Decisions, decisions...

6/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I'll have more tomorrow about the Nationals struggles this year, but suffice to say Dan Haren has not been helping.

6/22/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Eric_ wrote:
A sad day at Le Mans. Allan Simonsen has been killed after a crash in the first hour of the race.

I came in here to comment on how important Game 5s are, but your comment, Eric, puts things in perspective.

6/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

A sad day at Le Mans. Allan Simonsen has been killed after a crash in the first hour of the race.